Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Chai Spiced Chocolate Pancakes

I recently signed up to take a calculus class at a local community college.  I'm only in the second week, and it is already tiring me out.  I have classes twice a week after work.  The classes are three and a half hours long.

I kind of hoped that the teacher would let us out after three hours, but we often go over three and half hours.  On the days that I don't have class, I am often doing homework.  

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Thai Green Beef Curry

I am currently taking a calculus class at a community college.  The last calculus class I took was when I was a freshmen in college.  It has been over ten years.

I remember using graphing calculators, but when I pulled one out recently, I was completely bewildered.  I vaguely remember learning the terms and techniques we have covered so far.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Palak Paneer

A few weeks ago, I went to an Indian cooking class in my community with a friend.  We make a few types of curry.  They were all vegetarian.  One had peas and mushrooms, and its sauce had pureed cashews.  It was delicious.

We also made palak paneer.  I have always enjoyed palak paneer in restaurants but had never made it myself until the class.  I had to look for paneer cheese a few places before I found it.  My neighborhood grocery store didn't carry it.  I bought my paneer at Whole Foods.  Too bad I don't live near an Indian grocery store.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Peach Cornmeal Muffins

I went to Aldi's a couple of days ago with a friend.  Neither of us had been before.  I had heard good things about the store, but I wasn't sure what to expect.

It wouldn't be a good grocery store to visit if you were looking for a specific item.  They have a random assortment of odds and ends.  I'm sure they always have the basics, like flour and butter.  When I went, they also had things like jalapeƱo cheese curd, chorizo, and proscuitto.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Asparagus and Sugar Snap Peas with Chili-Orange Oil

I had an action packed weekend.  I went white water rating, camping, and climbing.  We went climbing on a route called a via ferrata.  

It is a good way for unexperienced climbers to experience climbing.  They installed metal rungs and a steal cable along the entire length of the course.  I wore a harness, and I was attached to the cable for the duration of the course.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Flourless Chocolate Brownie

I don't think you can have too many brownie recipes at your disposal.  You may be in the mood for Cream Cheese Brownies,  peanut butter swirled brownies,  or brownies with a peanut butter and chocolate ganache.  

These Mississippi mud caramel brownies had a ribbon of caramel running through the center and were topped with pillowy marshmallows and silky glaze.   They were very decadent.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

I had henna painted on my left hand when I made these enchiladas.  I'm new to henna, but I really enjoy it.  I had it painted on my left hand again since these pictures.

Henna give me something to look at.  The delate and intricate patterns are beautiful.  The second henna tattoo was even more elaborate and elegant than the first one.